“According to words of wisdom, A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” Prince Eniola Adeyemi Quotes
An inspiration drawn from his need to give and put smiles on the faces of children across Ikorodu division, the Wake-Up initiative convener in his recent chat with Ikorodu News Network (INN) in retrospect, gave an acute account of his generous act for the children in Ikorodu central pre-new year 2022.
Partnering with Perc foundation, Ten 11 and A Big Nwankwo foundation, the youth leader and entrepreneur gave young lads a festive season to remember with his annual program tagged ‘Ikorodu Wake-Up’ end of year party for the kids.
Dowling out free books, school bags and other writing and academic materials, the youngsters couldn’t shirk the day in a hurry as music, food, drinks, a bouncing castle and other entertaining subjects were utilised to fascinate the children at the Aga axis of Ikorodu local government.
Illustrating further the event to INN, Prince Eniola Adeyemi stated, “if we want the children to know that the future of this Nation beckons them positively, it is key for us to always ensure that they are strengthened with exhilaration, satisfaction and pleasure.”
“Love is the supreme form of communication. It stands as the supreme developing agent of the humanity of the person. As such, the teaching of love should be the central core of all early childhood curriculum with all other subjects growing naturally out of such teaching.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic turned our lifestyles inside out in a very short period. As we move out of it with caution and hope, the onus lies on adults as parents, doctors, teachers, and caregivers to take care of our young ones.”
“That end year party for the children was our second edition, which arose based on the need to jive up the mood of our young lads, it is also a way of appreciating God for his guidance, protection and supplies throughout the year.”
“With the event, we were able to teach the children how to plan their day to make it a wholesome experience. Showing them ideas to include colouring, craft, instrumental music, storytelling, and household chores in the plan. Encourage individual responsibility such as watering the plants or making the bed”
“We used the medium to talk to them about the aftermath of the pandemic; also educating them to listen to their anxieties and concerns.”
“Education is not all about academic learning. Kids need to understand that good education is not always synonymous with memorising textbooks or moving up to higher grades” Prince Eniola Adeyemi expanded